| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived -- measles.
Fifteen Californians have come down with...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Más de 90 ballenas han quedado atascadas en las playas de Florida en los últimos dos meses —casi tres veces el promedio, asombrando así a los biólogos marinos y dejándoles la incógnita de un posible común denominador.
La serie de frentes fríos que...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Jan 28, 2014
Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now.
What I don't...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:34 PM
HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis.
Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient.
Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is unknown here.
Since January, four cases of measles have been reported in Connecticut — more...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Ahora que arrancan las clases el 19 de agosto en todo el sur de Florida, ha llegado el momento de vacunar a los hijos.
Los departamentos de salud de los condados de Broward y Palm Beach están ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas para los niños, justo antes...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:12 PM
I've never been able to dispel the memory of Dec. 1, 1956. Ninety-two children and three nuns died in a fire at Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School in Chicago. I was in the third grade, and time has not erased feelings of despondency and insecurity....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...